When is Sawan starting?
As soon as the rainy season starts, the feelings of Shiva devotion start shaking in the minds of the devotees and everyone starts waiting for Sawan. According to the Hindu calendar, Sawan, which is considered to be the fifth month of the year, will begin this time on July 25 and will end on August 22. This time there will be a total of 4 Mondays.
Significance of Sawan
The worship of Shiva in the month of Sawan has been said to have special significance since mythological times. While this entire month is considered best for worshiping Shiva, on every Monday, Shiva devotees worship Shiva by observing a fast. It is believed that in the month of Sawan, Bhole Baba becomes most happy and fulfills the wishes of the devotees. In this month, kanwariyas carry Kanwar and perform Jalabhishek of Lord Shiva by filling Gangajal. Let us tell you which dates are falling on the Monday fasts of Sawan this time. People also do Shiv Chalisa path in Sawan. Read Complete Shiv Chalisa in Hindi
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Fasting and Worship
On Monday, wake up early in the morning and take a bath and remember Lord Shiva with reverence and take a vow to observe a fast. After that anoint Shiva with water, with milk, with honey, with Ganges water, and with curd. After that keep chanting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya by offering Bel leaves, flowers, fruits, hemp, datura. Offer prasad and bhog. Women should offer 16 items of makeup to Goddess Parvati. Recite Shiv Chalisa and end the worship by performing aarti to Shiva. Also, donate.